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Message 1290711 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 12:34:43 UTC

First we have the funeral of the first of the two fallen Police Officers in Manchester. Happening as I post at Manchester cathedral, and a fitting tribute.

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And we have a missing 5 year old. We are getting close to the 48 hour breakpoint where the search will likely take on a different role. We all fervently hope not.

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The political arena is also not without it's problems railway wise.

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A sombre day ....



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Message 1290847 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 17:56:49 UTC

Sorry to hear, Chris:(
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Message 1290963 - Posted: 3 Oct 2012, 23:00:30 UTC

RIP our two fallen police women, and I pray the little kidnapped 5 year old girl is found unharmed.
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Message 1291136 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 12:08:45 UTC

Sadly I have to report that today is just as sombre.

We have now had the second funeral of the fallen Police officers, and again a most fitting tribute.

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The little 5 year old is still not found, and things are beginning to look bleak.

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And we now hear that this railway business, isn't going away either.

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We'll bounce back we always do, but it is at times like this that you question a lot of things .....





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Message 1291146 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 12:26:34 UTC

I pray the girl is still alive.

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Message 1291212 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 15:29:56 UTC - in response to Message 1291146.

5 years old with Cerebral Palsy, I doubt it. It's weeks like this that I really wished we lived in a total police state - with me being Pierpoint, i'd adjust that noose just right so that the bugger would take long enough to die.

Adults arguing ,fighting, killing even though unacceptable, it happens, but to do this to children gets my goat!
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Message 1291225 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 15:56:00 UTC

Everybody still fervently hopes that there will be the hoped for result to this search, but as we approach 72 hours after the child went missing, and the news that she has cerebral palsy, the chances of that outcome are becoming increasingly slim.

Coupled with the second Manchester policewoman's funeral today, I doubt whether there are any very cheerful police anywhere today. And yet they continue to do their jobs regardless, and for that we should be profoundly grateful.

All we can do is to carry on, hope, and wait.

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Message 1291559 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 9:47:57 UTC
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At 10.30 am this Friday morning, police have revealed that Mark Bridger has been arrested on suspicion of murdering five-year-old April Jones.

She has still not been found despite an intensive police search. An even sadder end to a sombre week.

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Message 1291687 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 17:54:40 UTC - in response to Message 1291146.

I pray the girl is still alive.


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Message 1291748 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 20:01:11 UTC

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Message 1291751 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 20:12:49 UTC

The dynamics of the search have now changed and due to the passage of time and the developments within the investigation, it is no longer appropriate for us to expect untrained members of the public to continue the search. So now we only require professional searchers to be involved in the ongoing search which continues in and around Machynlleth.

Speaking on Friday afternoon, Dyfed-Powys Police said the focus remained on finding April. But they confirmed that searches would now only take place in daylight hours.




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Message 1291999 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 11:36:12 UTC

Barring the fact that April may be held by an accomplice, a 5 year old missing in that region at this time of the year without any warm clothing or food.....

I think its time that our courts act on the "symbols" they use.....

When one takes the stand, one has to place their hand on the bible & swear an oath.

That bible states "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". In other words a life for a life.

I'd like a new job.....

...Albert Pierrepoint's replacement!
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Message 1292011 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 12:10:00 UTC

We don't have capital punishment in the UK any more, despite some peoples insistence that it should be brought back. Swearing an oath on the Bible is partly symbolic in UK courts of law. But they must allow people who believe in God to swear in front of him – and atheists to affirm by whatever they believe in.

The essence of a divine oath is an invocation of divine agency to be a guarantor of the oath taker's own honesty and integrity in the matter under question. By implication, this invokes divine displeasure if the oath taker fails in their sworn duties. It therefore implies greater care than usual in the act of the performance of one's duty, such as in testimony to the facts of the matter in a court of law.

However we are getting sidetracked. By now it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the child will be found alive, although there is always hope right up until the very end. Whether the man in custody will be eventually be charged and imprisoned, we will have to wait and see.

I started this thread as there is considerable worldwide interest in the events that I have referred to, i.e. the police women funerals and the missing child. I think that whether capital punishment should or should not be re-introduced, or the form that suitable sentences for those that may be found responsible might take, should be discussed in another thread elsewhere.

In the meantime I'll keep this thread open to let our Seti colleagues abroad, that may not have direct links to the ongoing situation, to be up to date with developments. I'll ask for it to be closed at an appropriate point.

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Message 1292048 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 15:00:46 UTC

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Mark Bridger has now been formally charged with murder, child abduction, and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The search continues.

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Message 1292172 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 19:38:38 UTC

Sad it ends this way, potentially!
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Message 1292214 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:14:27 UTC

Here in the US, some local jurisdictions will send an officer to represent them, same for Fire Department personnel too. No matter what this is a sad occasion.
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Message 1292939 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 21:07:59 UTC

A Sad Start to another week


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